We mourn the loss of our client and friend, historian Sheldon Hackney, who was working on a biography of C. Vann Woodward when he died.
Former Penn president Sheldon Hackney dies
He died of Lou Gehrig’s disease in his home in Martha’s Vineyard
· The Daily Pennsylvanian
"Francis Sheldon Hackney, president of the University of Pennsylvania from 1981 to 1993, died of Lou Gehrig’s disease in his home in Martha’s Vineyard, according to an obituary in the Vineyard Gazette. He was 79.
Born in Alabama, Hackney worked to increase minority presence on campus and focused on undergraduate education, student financial aid and research funding. His focus in particular on undergraduate education...